How long does it take for a divorce to be finalized in Alabama?
about 6-10 weeks
How long is a divorce petition valid?
Divorce papers that have not been filed do not expire (whereas if a marital settlement agreement that has been filed but not ratified will be dismissed by the court for lack of record activity in 1 year). When you say you signed a petition I assume you also mean a marital settlement agreement.
Can I negotiate my divorce settlement?
Most lawyers will tell you not to even try to negotiate your own divorce settlement. That’s because most lawyers believe that they can negotiate for you better than you can negotiate for yourself. For many people, that is probably true. Negotiating something as emotional as your own divorce, is even tougher.
Can a divorce be granted without a settlement agreement?
Separated parties can have a property settlement without getting divorced and parties seeking to divorce do not necessarily have to have a property settlement. However, once the divorce is granted a party has 12 months to commence proceedings in the Court for property settlement.